An 18-year-old JEE aspirant died by suicide in Rajasthan's Kota on Monday and left a suicide note for her parents stating that she was unable to do JEE. She took the extreme step two days before her examination.
This is the second suicide in Kota in nearly a week and overall this year.
The victim, who was preparing for JEE Mains, hanged herself in the room of her house in the Shiksha Nagri area of Kota. Her examination was scheduled to be held on January 31.
In a suicide note recovered by the police, Niharika called herself "the worst daughter" and said it was "her last option".
"Mummy and Papa, I can't do JEE. So, I am committing suicide. I am a loser. I am the reason. I am the worst daughter. Sorry, Mummy and Papa. This is the last option," the note read.
On January 23, a student from Uttar Pradesh, who was preparing for NEET through private coaching in Kota, died by suicide.
The student, Mohammad Zaid from Moradabad, was aged 17 or 18. Zaid who was living in a hostel and enrolled in NEET coaching in Kota, was found hanging in his room. No suicide note was found.
Kota, known for its coaching institutes for engineering and medical entrance examinations, saw 29 student suicides in 2023. Authorities are urgently trying to tackle the mental health issues faced by students in the high-pressure academic environment of coaching centres.